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December 6th We Remember
« on: November 22, 2008, 09:45:26 AM »
I have set up a Dec. 6 Memorial site.

There is a section for stories - feelings at the time, how affected you, changed your life, thoughts

A section for Poetry and Art

And a section for Memorials which will be to list times and places of various observances.

Let me know if you would like to submit content.
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Re: December 6th We Remember
« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2008, 10:18:02 AM »
It's gorgeous, Debra.   :applause:

I'll start to think and collect what I can.

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Re: December 6th We Remember
« Reply #2 on: November 22, 2008, 10:48:12 AM »
That is quite lovely.  It will be a good place to link to, in the days to come as we write about the 19th anniversary of that date.

There's a photo of the Marker of Change memorial in Thornton Park, Vancouver at the wikipedia entry for école Polytechnique massacre.

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Let me know if you would like to submit content.
I realize that this is a sensitive subject, but will material provided be subjected to review?

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Re: December 6th We Remember
« Reply #3 on: November 22, 2008, 11:06:36 AM »
pretty much only for troll purposes, we know how this subject brings out the idiots.  :annoyed:

But otherwise just send me whatever it is and I'll post it up.

I've put out a call for content more generally as well and will also post from AR about it. And if you hear of any services being held in your area send me the info.
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Re: December 6th We Remember
« Reply #4 on: November 06, 2009, 06:42:42 AM »
If you know of any services being held please let me know.

Also if you have anything you would like to contribute to the site.
http://weremember.breadnroses.ca/
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Re: December 6th We Remember
« Reply #5 on: November 06, 2009, 07:53:36 AM »
There will be an international colloquium here: "6 décembre - se souvenir pour agir", at Université du Québec à Montréal (perhaps it hits too close to home at Université de Montréal?) In addition to the conference, there will an art exhibit, a thematic exhibit and a public demonstration on the 6th:

http://ffq.qc.ca/actions/6%20Decembre%2 ... cembre.pdf

I'll try to find our more; there must be info in English and other languages.
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Re: December 6th We Remember
« Reply #6 on: November 06, 2009, 08:24:37 AM »
working slightly blind not knowing French.

Does this make sense?

http://weremember.breadnroses.ca/2009/1 ... plus-tard/
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Re: December 6th We Remember
« Reply #7 on: November 06, 2009, 08:35:39 AM »
Yes, it is fine. I guess a conference can be considered a form of memorial; there are often memorial lectures.

Will try to find out more from études féministes at UQAM - I've tried to find an English text and don't see one as of yet, which is strange (it will probably be in Spanish as well, at least).
" Eure \'Ordnung\' ist auf Sand gebaut. Die Revolution wird sich morgen schon \'rasselnd wieder in die Höhe richten\' und zu eurem Schrecken mit Posaunenklang verkünden: \'Ich war, ich bin, ich werde sein!\' "
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Re: December 6th We Remember
« Reply #8 on: November 27, 2009, 03:10:51 PM »
La Fédération des femmes du Québec site for the 12 days for the elimination of violence against women is up now: http://www.ffq.qc.ca/actions/6%20Decemb ... eclaration

It is mostly in French but the declaration printed in news media here is in English as well as in French.

Sadly, at least 20 women have been massacred during a massacre in Mindanao Philipinnes: :( (see article linked at end).

There are many activities all over Québec.

Here is the press statement:

La violence faite aux femmes n’est jamais banale!

Aujourd’hui, le 25 novembre, Journée internationale pour l’élimination de la violence à l’égard des femmes, s’amorce une campagne de sensibilisation et d’action afin que cesse la violence à l’endroit des femmes. Nous joignons notre voix aux porte-parole pour demander à toutes et à tous de contribuer à mettre fin à cette  violence.

Il y a vingt ans, le 6 décembre 1989, quatorze jeunes femmes ont été assassinées par un homme qui en voulait aux femmes et à leur avancée dans la société. Depuis, les féministes sont couramment pointées du doigt pour avoir osé faire un lien entre cet acte meurtrier et les multiples violences exercées à l’endroit des femmes. Or nous sentons encore l’urgence de transformer les normes sexistes et patriarcales qui les perpétuent.

Nous affirmons que la violence sexiste existe toujours. Ici, au Québec, comme partout dans le monde.

Nous nous portons à la défense de nos mères, de nos sœurs et de nos filles qui subissent de la violence dans leur couple. Nous sommes bouleversées qu’autant de nos amies et amoureuses doivent se débattre contre des agressions sexuelles. Nous marchons aux côtés de celles qui fuient des régimes politiques qui tolèrent la violence envers les femmes. Nous sommes scandaliséEs que certains profitent de la précarité des emplois occupés par des femmes immigrantes pour les exploiter.

Nous sommes blessées par le fait que ce sont des proches, donc des personnes de confiance qui commettent la plupart des agressions à l’endroit des filles et des femmes. Nous dénonçons les actes de violence perpétrés par les « soignants » envers des femmes handicapées ou aînées. Nous ne tolérons plus le harcèlement sexuel au travail. Nous refusons l’indifférence face à la « disparition » de femmes autochtones. Nous nous solidarisons pour que cesse la publicité sexiste et la sexualisation de l’environnement. Nous dénonçons les agressions impunies vécues par les femmes dans l’industrie du sexe.

Les violences répétées portées contre les unes maintiennent toutes les femmes dans un état de peur. Elles portent atteinte à leur dignité, leur liberté et leur droit à l’égalité.

En adoptant une vision égalitaire dans nos relations, en prenant toutes les formes de violence au sérieux, en refusant de les banaliser et en les dénonçant, nous pouvons mettre fin à la violence envers les femmes. Nous prenons la parole pour reconnaître la pertinence du mouvement féministe. Il est incontournable. C’est un mouvement d’espoir et de solidarité. Ensemble, nous pouvons construire un monde plus égalitaire.



Du 25 novembre au 6 décembre, joignez-vous à la Campagne

des 12 jours d’action pour l’élimination de la violence envers les femmes. Affichez votre appui en portant le ruban blanc comme symbole de votre engagement dans cette lutte.

Participez à la grande chaîne humaine qui aura lieu à Montréal

le 6 décembre 2009 à 13h00 à la Place Émilie-Gamelin.

Pour le calendrier complet des activités dans toutes les régions,

visitez le site Internet www.ffq.qc.ca, ou téléphonez au 514-876-0166.





Violence against women is never trivial!

Today, November 25th, International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, marks the start of an awareness-raising and action campaign to end violence against women. We join its spokeswomen in calling on all members of society help put an end to this violence.

Twenty years ago, on December 6th, 1989, 14 young women were assassinated by a man who hated women and the social advances women had achieved. Ever since then, feminists are regularly singled out for daring to connect this murderous act with the multiple forms of violence committed against women. Yet we know it is urgently necessary to transform the sexist and patriarchal norms that perpetuate male violence against women.

We affirm that sexist violence persists, here in Québec, and in the rest of the world.

We defend our mothers, sisters and daughters who are subjected to violence in their intimate relationships. We are devastated that so many of our women friends and lovers are subjected to sexual assault. We march beside women who are escaping political regimes that tolerate violence against women. We are horrified that some men take advantage of immigrant women's insecure employment status to exploit them.

We are hurt by the knowledge that most of the attackers of women and girls are men who are close to them, who they trust. We decry the violence committed by "caregivers" of women with disabilities and older women. We will no longer tolerate sexual harassment on the job. We refuse to remain indifferent to the "disappearance" of Aboriginal women. We stand together in demanding an end to sexist advertising and the sexualization of our social environment. We denounce the violence that is committed with impunity against women in the sex industry.

This violence, when it is perpetrated against any woman, maintains all women in a state of fear. It undermines women's dignity, freedom and right to equality.

By adopting an egalitarian vision of our relationships and taking all forms of violence seriously, refusing to trivialize it and protesting against it, we can put an end to violence against women. We raise our voices in defence of feminism. Its relevance is irrefutable. It is a movement of hope and solidarity. Together, we can build a more egalitarian world



Join the 12 Days of Action to Eliminate Violence Against Women Campaign  

 November 25th-December 6th

Wear a white ribbon to symbolize your commitment to this struggle

Join the human chain in Montréal

1 p.m., December 6th, 2009, at Place Émilie-Gamelin.

You can check the complete schedule of events in all regions on the website at www.ffq.qc.ca or by calling 514-876-0166.



178 individuals and 222 groups have signed and contributed financially toward the publication of this declaration:

(I have deleted the list for reasons of space - you will find it at the site)


The Mindanao Peoples’ Peace Movement (MPPM), a network/coalition of human
rights and peace advocates coming from different grassroots tri-people
organizations in Mindanao and the provinces of Basilan, Sulu and
Tawi-Tawi,condemned in the strongest term possible the abduction and
subsequent massacre of women, lawyers, and journalists in Maguindanao on
November 23, 2009;

http://www.europe-solidaire.org/spip.php?article15657
" Eure \'Ordnung\' ist auf Sand gebaut. Die Revolution wird sich morgen schon \'rasselnd wieder in die Höhe richten\' und zu eurem Schrecken mit Posaunenklang verkünden: \'Ich war, ich bin, ich werde sein!\' "
Rosa Luxemburg

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Re: December 6th We Remember
« Reply #9 on: December 06, 2009, 09:04:37 AM »
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Re: December 6th We Remember
« Reply #10 on: December 06, 2009, 10:04:35 AM »
I notice, from several comments sections on media sites I've looked at, that the rightwingnuts have a new tactic -- they're using Lepine's birthname, Gamil Gharbi, which is an Algerian name, for pretty obvious political purposes. Where did they get that? Mark Steyn?

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Re: December 6th We Remember
« Reply #11 on: December 06, 2009, 05:34:52 PM »
I don't think they got it from Steyn so much as they will use anything to shit on Muslims and divert attention from the real problem. It's like how they give so much attention to ''honour killings'' and none at all to violence against women in general.
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Re: December 6th We Remember
« Reply #12 on: December 06, 2009, 07:14:48 PM »
Why is it the rightwingnutz always forget that Lepine's mother was physically abused by his father, that she left him to protect him, that Lepine BLAMED his mother for her own physical abuse at the hands of his father, that he himself was hit with violent force by his father, that he was a reject of the CF.

Harper is a total hypocrite in his statement today about violence against women, when the gun registry stats show death by gun in domestic violence is down 50%.  :rant:
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Re: December 6th We Remember
« Reply #13 on: December 06, 2009, 10:18:33 PM »
The wingnuts choose only to look at what women screw up and what Muslims do.

As for Lepine, he is typical in blaming his mother because she could not protect either herself or him.
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Re: December 6th We Remember
« Reply #14 on: December 07, 2009, 08:40:41 AM »
An exhibit: Norman Spector in yesterday's Grope blogs.

The clear implication is that Canadian women never met intimate or domestic violence until they met Muslims. I mean, what the hell else is he trying to say?

 

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